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Year : 2010, Volume : 10, Issue : 2
First page : ( 97) Last page : ( 100)
Print ISSN : 0972-5687. Online ISSN : 0974-083X. Published online : 2010 June 1.

Adolescent Violence: an Emerging Challenge

Mahajan Shashi Dr1, Arora Anterpreet Kaur Dr.2,*, Gupta Pankaj Dr.3, Kapoor Sonney S Dr4

1Assistant professor, Physiology, SGRDIMSR, Vallah, Sri Amritsar, Punjab

2Professor, Anatomy, SGRDIMSR, Vallah, Sri Amritsar, Punjab

3Associate Professor, Forensic Medicine, SGRDIMSR, Vallah, Sri Amritsar, Punjab

4Senior Resident, Paediatrics, SGRDIMSR, Vallah, Sri Amritsar, Punjab


Received:  13  March,  2010; :  7  May,  2010; Accepted:  15  June,  2010; :  25  December,  2010.


Interpersonal adolescent violence is one of the most prevalent and visible forms of violence, evidenced by a rise in the premature death in many children and youth between the ages of 10 and 20 years. There is a great concern about the incidence of violent behavior among children and adolescents. This complex and troubling issue needs to be carefully understood by doctors concerned, parents, teachers, and other adults and health staff. This has proved to be epidemic these days. So its very necessary to confront the problem of youth violence systematically. This article includes prevalence, the risk behaviors of adolescents, factors leading to adolescent violence and various strategies adopted for its prevention. This article may be of help to disciples of Forensic medicine (forensic psychology) Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Preventive medicine to reduce the problem and to promote healthy development among teenagers.



Violence, adolescents, depression, aggressive.


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